Jisung Park

Jisung Park

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Health


B.A. Economics, Political Science, Columbia University
M.A. Environmental Change and Management, Development Economics, Oxford University
Ph.D. candidate, Economics, Harvard University

Areas of Interest:

Climate Change, Environmental Economics, Health and Human Capital, Labor Economics, Public Policy


Jisung Park will join the faculty of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Fielding School of Public Health beginning in January 2018. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Park’s primary research interests are in environmental economics, labor economics, and environmental policy. He is especially interested in the labor and human capital impacts of climate change, the prospects for long-run climate adaptation, and environmental determinants of economic mobility.

A native of Lawrence, Kansas, and Seoul, South Korea, Jisung received his undergraduate education in economics and political science from Columbia University (’09), and went on to pursue master’s degrees in Environmental Change and Management (’10) and Development Economics (’11) at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.